The Center for Writing Excellence announces the winners of the 2022 Multimodal Writing Contest

The grand prize winners of 2022 Center for Writing Excellence Multimodal Writing Competition were Noah Jordan, Michael Faccibene and Jess Kalinowski from the School of Communications.

The Center for Writing Excellence is delighted to announce the winners of its third annual Multimodal Writing Competition.

The grand prize winners are Noah Jordan, Michael Faccibene and Jess Kalinowski in the School of Communications for their white paper titled “Reddit as a Marketing Tool.”

In the School of Arts and Sciences category, Emily Holland won for an infographic, and the runner-up was Kayla Jacobs for a podcast. Holland completed her project in Heather Lindenman’s ENG 2090 Writing Studies Survey course and Jacobs completed her project in David McGraw’s AAD 3300 Legal Aspects course.

In the School of Communication category, the winners are Noah Jordan, Michael Faccibene, and Jess Kalinowski for a white paper completed in Amanda Sturgill’s MEA 3190 Communication Media Insights course. Ana Martinez-Valles was the runner-up in the School of Communication category for a motion design project completed in IME 6650 Visual Aesthetics taught by Phillip Motley.

In the School of Education category, Jack Corby won for an advocacy brief and Lila Cohen was the runner-up was Lila Cohen for an advocacy brief. Both Corby and Cohen completed their projects in EDU 4670 Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy taught by Heidi Hollingsworth.

In the School of Health Sciences category, the winner was Jennifer Gehrin for an infographic, and the runners-up are Brendal Vargo, Shannon Franklin and Nathan Tometich for a poster. Gehrin completed her project in the DPT Clinical Practicum; and the runners-up completed their project in DPT 6223 Research Design, taught by Srikant Vallabhajosula.

For the School of Law category, Cassandra Saxton won for a hand-drawn and written project, while Destinee Astheimer was the runner-up for a video presentation. Saxton completed her project in LAW 668A21LB Legal Metho and Communication, taught by Sue Liemer. Astheimer completed her project in LAW 759A Negotiations, taught by Roy Baroff.

In the CORE curriculum category, the winners were Julianna Fazzino, Abby Hollenbeck, Emma Brunell, Ben Kaplan and Alyssa Wise for a magazine on Somalia. The winners completed their project in COR 1100 – The Global Experience, taught by Barbara Gordon.

In the Campus Involvement category, the winner was Kayla Shaw for a series of table tents under the supervision of Shannon Zenner in Live Oaks Communication. Ridley Randolph placed second for a promotional video in the Elon Gender & LGBTQIA Center under Program Director Luis Garay.

Lily Kaye was the winner in the Internship category for a podcast series during an internship at Spirit and Prider under the supervision of Luis Garay. MJ Segal was the runner-up for a legal brief made during a residency at Legal Aid Greensboro under the supervision of Taleed el-Sabawi.

Starting as part of Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative, the Multimodal Writing Competition highlights both established and emerging types of multimodal texts and celebrates the variety of multimodal writing happening across campus in academic, co-curricular and professional spaces.

Individuals and groups of students were invited to submit multimodal projects such as posters, webtexts, podcasts, infographics, interactive media, journalism, and other forms of multimodal composition. Projects were submitted in one of nine categories: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication, the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Law, the CORE curriculum, Student Life/Campus Employment and Internships.

The winners and runners-up will be acknowledged at an award ceremony on March 3 in the Center for Writing Excellence in Belk Library. Individual winners and runners-up received gift cards.